portcolumbus
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AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Wed Jul 17, 2002 1:59 pm

My uncle is having an interview at AA for Fleet services @ CMH. He said he will have to take a pre-interview test. What should he expect, what does the test include?
 
tt737fo
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Wed Jul 17, 2002 3:52 pm

He will be required to take a hand mirror between his thumb and index finger.

With a firm and steady grip he will be required to hold the mirror three to five inches away from his mouth.

On a verbal command from the HR rep, your uncle must exhale a normal breath onto the mirror.

Within a matter of mere seconds, the HR rep will take said mirror and check for the presence of fog on the shiny surface.

If your uncle is able to fog that mirror, he should be able to load luggage into the fore and aft bins of the various aircraft that call upon CMH.
 
RC4050
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Wed Jul 17, 2002 10:06 pm

That just wasn't right.  Smile
 
Tbird
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Wed Jul 17, 2002 10:39 pm

That's funny American has the hiring standards as my company  Laugh out loud

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Tom
 
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Wed Jul 17, 2002 10:49 pm

They did a phone interview with me, it was long and bland. In general, a lot of questions self assesment questions, then they ask you to give an example. Unfourtunately i did this last augest..... just got the call to come work a month ago! (I'm now 2,00 milesa way from that station)
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:23 am

TT737FO-

I've read a lot of posts in my time, but THAT WAS AWESOME!  Big grin
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srbmod
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:13 am

More than likely it's one of those skills tests where they test to see if you can do math and understand written English. I took one of those tests when I applied to AirTran. There were about 60 people that came to the hiring fair; after that test, it shrank down to about 30. So that tells you something about the education level of workers in the United States.
 
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Thu Jul 18, 2002 11:08 am

They give you a locked Samsonite and see how long it takes you to break it open.  Big grin

Seriously though, I expect that the test would involve being able to recognize patterns. In other words, recognizing codes without reading them.
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portcolumbus
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:11 pm

Thanks for the help guys. Hopefully he will get the job.
 
KAL_LM
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:39 pm

Wow! The company I used to work for didn't even check if they were breathing. All they needed was a little bit of warmth...if you're warm you're in, if not...well we can find something for you...  Wink/being sarcastic

BTW, good luck!

regards,
Tom
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doug_or
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RE: AA Ramp Rat Interview Test

Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:46 pm

were you there after 9/11 when they sent out the "if you are a convitced felon please leave becuase we could get in trouble" memo? that was a laughafter i waited how long? for the background check.
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